[Answered] Strange issue after changing HDD
I applied 4.31.7 CFW to a K01 and it seemed fine rebooted two times. I then took the 80GB HDD out and put in a 1TB virgin HDD. I got a black screen prompting me to install the file system I followed the instructions and the machine went to a solid blue screen. after about four hour i got impatient and powered the machine down.
It would not boot so I went into recovery mode and used the system restore option and it formatted the HDD asked for the firmware on a USB stick and after a minute or two went to the same solid blue screen.
I have allowed it to stay in that state for about 12 hours, it is doing something because one in a while the HDD light will flash for a few seconds & the USB stick is flashing very very slowly. Will this system come out of this state or does it need to be reflashed by a pro?
If you don't get rid of BSOD, then you will have to put the PS3 into FSM (Factory service mode) with a downgrade dongle.
Install Rogero 3.7 3.55 CFW, then toggle_qa flag , and install CFW of your choice.
Latest Rogero 4.30 v2.05 can swap hdd's without downgrading.